Tuesday 20 July 2010, 11:45 | By

Mercury noms out

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The shortlist is out for this year’s Mercury Music Prize. And look, here it is, looking all short and everything…

Biffy Clyro – Only Revolutions
Corinne Bailey Rae – The Sea
Dizzee Rascal – Tongue Nā€™ Cheek
Foals – Total Life Forever
I Am Kloot – Sky At Night
Kit Downes Trio – Golden
Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can
Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
Paul Weller – Wake Up the Nation
The xx – xx
Villagers – Becoming a Jackal
Wild Beasts – Two Dancers

Some people said “Woo!”.

Most people said “What?”.

AIM said “Ooooooh, lots of indies”.

At least once person said “Is this the British version of the Polaris/Choice/Shortlist/AMP awards then?”.

The xx and Dizzee Rascal are already joint favourites to win, according to William Hill. A full report in tomorrow’s CMU Daily I reckon.

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